What do you guys think of this article from SI about the current NFL labor dispute? I think this guy has an interesting idea.
Step one: Instead of eliminating just two preseason games, eliminate all of them. Play 18 games in 19 weeks, beginning on Labor Day weekend.
Step two: Replace Organized Team Activities with a short-season, eight-team developmental league for young players and backups, similar to the NBA's Developmental League.
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/john_lopez/07/13/schedule/index.html#ixzz0txg4AfBW
I have been kind of against the longer NFL schedule, but I love the idea of having a spring developmental league. It would help give a lot of fuel to the Nate Davis threads.